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2011 Ford F-150: New V-6 Gets Top Highway Rating Of 23 MPG
2011 Ford F-150: New V-6 Gets Top Highway Rating Of 23 MPG

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has revealed fuel economy figures for most of its 2011 F-150 lineup, all pending final EPA approval. And while the numbers aren't yet out for the much-anticipated EcoBoost V-6 version, Ford is claiming a best-in-class 23 mpg highway for both its 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 STX
2011 Ford F-150 Gunning For Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

The 2011 model year marks the biggest shakeup for the Ford F-150 pickup truck’s powertrain lineup in almost 62 years of production, thanks namely to the introduction of a pair of V-6 engines, one of which--due later this year--features turbocharging and direct injection technologies. Ford...Read More»

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September Auto Sales Surged, But There's A Clunkers Reality Check

Sales were up 29 percent this past month, versus last September. But before you crack open the champagne and celebrate the end of the auto-industry recession, remember that last September a number of showrooms were very, very quiet. It's a little hard to interpret, as the Cash for Clunkers program...Read More»

Paris
Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked already, anyway. [AllExoticCars] A big part of the Paris show will include electric and green car reveals from some surprising...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
2011 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide: Which Truck Is For Me?

2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive 2010 Ford F-150 full review When the 2011 Ford F-150 begins to arrive in showrooms this fall, it will mark the most extensive overhaul of the big pickup's powertrains in almost 62 years...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive

If you're not ready for the notion of a V-6 engine in a full-size pickup truck, you're probably even less prepared for the thought of a twin-turbo V-6 challenging some of the best V-8s in the business for truck performance. That's the case with this year's 2011 Ford F-150, which gets four new...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XL
2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive

What does the best-selling pickup truck on the planet do for a follow-up act to the biggest recession in a generation or two? Last week, High Gear Media traveled to Dallas, Texas, to find out. We jumped in behind many wheels in a one-of-a-kind press event that put us, and Ford's new F-150 lineup...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor CrewCab
2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive

It's second nature in trucks, like the first beer of football season. You order a full-size pickup--you order a V-8 engine, unless you're buying for Uncle Sam or someone equally tightfisted. Ford knows the allure of the V-8 better than just about anybody in the truck business. For more than three...Read More»

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NICB Names Top Ten Stolen Cars

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released the top ten stolen cars in the United States in 2009. Topping the list is the 1994 Honda Accord; three trucks and one minivan make this year’s list. Is your car in danger of being stolen? If it's in the top ten, beware: 1. 1994 Honda...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Today at High Gear Media: F-150 Burnouts, Bentley Daggers

NHTSA chief Ray LaHood says distracted driving is a national epidemic--and one cure could be federal talking-and-driving limits. [TheCarConnection] Smokey burnouts are good for the soul, as we witnessed today in Texas, courtesy the EcoBoost-ed 2011 Ford F-150. [MotorAuthority] If you're looking to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Looking for the 2012 Ford Ranger? It's the 2011 Ford F-150

Though fewer and fewer car shoppers are researching and purchasing today's Ford Ranger compact pickup truck, the decision to let the Ranger die next year in the U.S. still raises questions as to why Ford isn't working on a new small pickup, particularly when Ford's revived the Taurus and Explorer...Read More»

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Hot Wheels: Older Civic, Newer Corolla Among Top Theft Targets

Don't ever think that what you're driving is too plain or unattractive to be the target of thieves. Its ubiquity might actually make it a more likely target. That's one of the lessons in looking at the annual list of most-stolen models from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Older Honda...Read More»

Screencap from the 2011 Ford F-150 test-drive sign-up site
Want To Drive The 2011 Ford F-150 With EcoBoost Before It Arrives In Showrooms?

Say what you will about Ford, but one thing's for sure: the company knows its customers, and it knows them well. So when Ford announced that it was putting a turbocharged V-6 front and center in its F-150 lineup, the automaker understood that many loyal customers would be skeptical. To put those...Read More»

2000 Ford F-150 XL
Ford F-150 Investigated For Rusty Gas-Tank Straps

The 1997-2001 Ford F-150 is being studied for a possible safety defect involving gas-tank straps. On its SaferCar.gov Web site, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that it's investigating whether those straps rust prematurely on the full-size pickup, the best-selling...Read More»

2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
Today in Car News: Ford F-150 Safety, Mazda Pickup, and Volt

The Feds want to know if gas-tank straps on the popular Ford F-150 show cause for concern. So do we. We imagine, so does Ford. [New York Times] Mazda's sent out illustrations that preview its next-generation small pickup truck. Only as with the Ford Ranger, it's built overseas and no, you can't...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition
Today in Car News: Car Sales, F-150, and Camaro Vs. Mustang

Don't count on a big car-sales turnaround anytime soon, CNN reports a little belatedly. Hey, way to be all Debbie Downer. [CNNMoney] We're driving the 2011 Ford F-150 lineup in two weeks; we'll let you know if its new electric power steering is good or just plain shocking. [PickupTrucks] The last...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

This summer, car sales have been even slower than automakers had expected, leading some of them to counter with aggressive discounts.  But, as fall approaches, we've seen them cut back on the deals they're offering.  This month, many of the best options for shoppers are domestic, but even some...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
The Benefits Of Owning A Ford F-150

Making the decision to purchase a Ford F-150 could be one of the smartest choices you’ll ever make. These beautiful full sized pickup trucks have a solid reputation in the motor vehicle industry. They are considered to be safe, reliable, and incredibly strong trucks, which backs up one of the...Read More»

EcoBoost V-6, 2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150: New EcoBoost V-6 Headlines Four New Engines

With its 2011 F-150, Ford [NYSE:F] is boosting fuel economy by up to 20 percent by going with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged gasoline V-6 as its mainstream engine in the lineup. Once upon a time, the automaker would have been laughed out of any serious truck owner's stall. Turbos were peaky; they...Read More»

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